Preventable

  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd. "Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light...
  • Woman sub-inspector arrested for receiving Rs 1500 bribe June 27, 2014

    A woman sub-inspector (SI) was caught red-handed by the Lokayukta police accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 in Indore on Thursday. The woman SI identified as Ansuia Jain was caught following a tip-off by Shailendra Singh Sikarwar, Superintendent of Police (SP) Lokayukta, Virendra Singh told reporters. Sikarwar's daughter-in-law had filed a complaint...
  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report June 26, 2014

    Washington: An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India. It has added India to the 2014 Watch List. The report "2014 International Piracy Watch List," by International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus highlights the...
  • Charges framed in Mumbai blasts cases of 2002-2003 June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Twelve years after blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Tuesday framed charges against 16 accused. Saquib Nachan, an alleged member of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), is one of the main accused. "The court has framed the...
  • Education department clerk caught red-handed receiving Rs 15,000 bribe from a peon June 11, 2014

    A head clerk of the School Education department in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district was on Wednesday arrested by ACB sleuths for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a peon. 60-year-old Gendram Sahu posted with the office of the District Education Officer in Ambikapur (district headquarters) was caught red-handed while accepting...
  • MP sub-engineer's ill-gotten assets worth Rs 2 crore seized June 4, 2014

    The district administration has so far seized properties worth Rs 2 crore belonging to a sub-engineer of the Regional Engineering Services (RES) department on the orders of a special court. The process of confiscation of properties--both movable and immovable--belonging to Arvind Tiwari began on Tuesday and is going on on Wednesday...
  • Disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.83 crore seized from DC May 1, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit of Bihar police on Wednesday seized disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.83 crore from a senior deputy collector, who is currently under suspension. An FIR under Prevention of Corruption Act has been lodged against senior deputy collector of Vaishali district, Abhiram Trivedi, Additional Director General (HQ) Ravinder Kumar...
  • EC makes 1.86 lakh preventive arrests ahead of Gujarat polls April 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The State Election Commission has made 1,86,460 preventive arrests so far under CrPC to instill a sense of safety among voters and organise free and fair polls in Gujarat. The Election Commission made these arrests with the help of local police, a statement issued by the office of the State...
  • Delhi: Two arrested for racist remark against northeast student April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Two youth were arrested on Sunday for passing a racist remark against a student from the northeast, police said. Amit Kumar, 22, and Akash Kumar, 23, both residents of Bihar's Chhapra, were arrested after Hemang Haokip, 25, complained against them for the racist comment made midnight. The incident took...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy March 3, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill, but...
  • Lokayukta police files charge sheet against IAS couple facing corruption charges February 22, 2014

    The Lokayukta police on Saturday filed a 6500-pages long charge sheet against suspended IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, accused of amassing assets worth Rs 41 crore. The Joshis are facing cases for disproportionate assets under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code. Apart from the Joshis, the charge...
  • Government advocate accepts bribe from rape accused, caught red-handed February 21, 2014

    A government advocate was caught by the Lokayukta sleuths on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from a rape accused for absolving him from the charge in the court. Additional Government Prosecutor (AGP) Sambhajirao Gavde had demanded Rs 25,000 from the accused, Dilip Choudhary, Lokayukta sources said. Choudhry, hailing from...
  • Samastipur block development officer's house raided over disproportionate assets February 20, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of police conducted a raid at the house of a Bihar government official over his disproportionate assets, an official said on Thursday. The EOU team raided the house of Ishwar Dayal, block development officer (BDO) of Mohiuddin Nagar in Samastipur district on Wednesday and seized...
  • The Last Word: Is Kejriwal's charge in gas pricing wrong? February 12, 2014

    The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Delhi government has registered an FIR on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's complaint on gas pricing. No individual has been named in the FIR even as Kejriwal's complaint mentions Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Union Minister Murli Deora and Verappa Moily. The FIR has been...
  • Bring commercial bodies under anti-corruption act: Parliamentary panel February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee on Personnel has recommended that commercial organisations should be brought under the ambit of the Prevention of Corruption Act. As per the recommendation, the person in charge of the organisation should be held accountable for all acts of corruption by employees and agents. The...
  • Anti-Communal Violence Bill deferred after uproar in Rajya Sabha February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prevention of Communal Violence Bill was deferred on Wednesday after a huge uproar when it was tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition questioned the legitimacy of the Bill on the grounds that the Bill will encroach on the rights of state governments and goes against the...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the country heads towards general elections and with every political party making corruption a big issue, the government's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 have come under serious scrutiny of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone...
  • 2009 fake currency case: NIA court gives life term to six convicts January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: All six convicts in the fake currency case have been awarded life sentence by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. The six people - Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh - had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of...
  • Madhu Koda case: Jharkhand ex-ministers' assets frozen January 21, 2014

    A special PMLA court has frozen properties worth over Rs 5.8 crore belonging to Kamlesh Kumar Singh, former Jharkhand minister in the Madhu Koda cabinet, declaring them as proceeds of money laundering crime. The order has been issued while confirming a provisional attachment order of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which seized...
  • Adarsh Scam: Setback for Ashok Chavan, court rejects CBI's plea to drop name as accused January 19, 2014

    In a setback to Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, a special court in Mumbai on Saturday rejected the CBI's plea to drop his name from the list of accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam case. "The CBI's plea stands rejected," judge SG Dighe said, dismissing the plea and added...
  • Head constable caught red handed while accepting Rs 5000 bribe December 28, 2013

    Lokayukta police caught a head constable red handed while he accepted a bribe of Rs 3000 from a person, after threatening him that he would be implicated in a bike theft case, official sources said. Head constable Mahesh Jaat posted at Pithampur police station in the neighbouring Dhar district had called...
  • Mumbai: 45 people held in bar raids; three girls rescued December 25, 2013

    As many as 45 persons, including eight bar girls, were arrested and three girls rescued during separate raids on bars for alleged involvement in obscene activities. Acting on a tip off, a raid was conducted at Lakshdeep bar and restaurant on Gajdarbhandh road in Santa Cruz at around 11.40 PM on...
  • India, Pak nuclear war could put 2 bln people at risk: Study December 10, 2013

    Washington: A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would result in a global famine that could kill over two billion people a quarter of the world's population and end human civilisation, a study warned on Tuesday. "A nuclear war using only a fraction of existing arsenals would produce massive casualties on...
  • Maharashtra police seeks permission to prosecute Congress leader December 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai police has sought sanction of Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil to prosecute senior Congress leader Kripashankar Singh under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him. A letter seeking the Speaker's nod to prosecute Singh, MLA from Kalina and a former Mumbai Congress chief,...
  • Bihar goverment attaches property of 21 Maoists December 3, 2013

    In a crackdown on Maoists, Bihar government has attached the property of 21 ultras, mostly in naxal-affected Aurangabad district, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. A total of 39 cases were prepared by the state police headquarters for seizure of properties under the Act, out of which state government's go ahead order...
  • Tehsildar caught accepting Rs 5 lakh bribe in Thane October 29, 2013

    Thane: A tehsildar was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs five lakhs from a person in Thane, the Anti Corruption Bureau said. Karjat tehsilar Uvraj Bhanger had allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakhs from a person, Vinit Shirmade, who was involved in some excavation work, Thane Range DSP (ACB) Sandip...
  • Bombay HC allows animal lover to keep 12 dogs in her flat October 17, 2013

    In an interim relief to an animal lover, the Bombay High Court, on Thursday, ruled that she may be allowed to keep 12 dogs in her suburban Andheri flat until further orders. Hearing a petition filed by animal lover Durga Rai, a bench of Justices P V Hardas and P N...
  • Sharad Yadav taken into preventive custody by UP police September 17, 2013

    President Sharad Yadav on Monday said he was taken into preventive custody by Uttar Pradesh Police at Ghaziabad when he was on his way to Allahabad to participate in a meeting on reservation issue. Yadav said he had left New Delhi by Duronto Express. The Ghaziabad police had already intimated him...
  • Aim for society free of child abuse: Dikshit September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Thursday that everyone should aim for a society free of the exploitation and abuse of children, where sensitivity was high in these matters. "We must aspire for a society where there is no scope for any exploitation and abuse of children, and for...